Acts 13:3

“And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their handes on them, they sent them away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then, after prayer and going without food they put their hands on them, and sent them away.
- Basic English Bible

Then, having fasted and prayed, and having laid [their] hands on them, they let [them] go.
- Darby Bible

And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
- Webster's Bible

So, after fasting and prayer and the laying on of hands, they let them go.
- Weymouth Bible

Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
- World English Bible

Thanne thei fastiden, and preieden, and leiden hondis on hem, and leten hem go.
- Wycliffe Bible

then having fasted, and having prayed, and having laid the hands on them, they sent [them] away.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 13:3


13:3 Then having fasted - Again. Thus they did also, #Acts 14:23|.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 13:3


Ac 13:3 When they had fasted and prayed. This verse shows how they were set apart. It was by fasting, prayer, and the laying on of hands. They were not thus set apart to an order or rank in the kingdom, but to a work unto which they were called. They were not made priests, or bishops, but missionaries. This act did not make Paul an apostle. Christ chose him, as he had Peter, John and the others. They sent [them] away. As the missionaries of the church at Antioch to the heathen. We find that they return to report to the church after a long missionary tour (Ac 14:27).

Discussion for Acts 13

  • Irene123
    To Paul on witnessing - you put me to shame; thank-you; I know when God's talking to me and He just did - thru you.
  • Paul
    How Many of us have witnessed for Christ under the possibility of our lives been taken in the act? I don't think very many- certainly not me. But if there was a possibility of that happening, like there was for Paul, honestly, how many of us would speak? And since there currently isn't, why arent we multiplying our efforts?
  • Michael C.
    Dear Insight777,
    The Lord said David was a man after His own heart; and He wants all of His sons and daughters to be after His own heart, in truth. That we were made in His own image and likeness has first to do with our character being like our Father in heaven. This is what Jesus came into the world to restore to men. David was anointed king of Israel for what kind of man God saw him to be.
  • Dewey J
    Bobbie, those that die believing in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior like David spirits goes straight to heaven but the body decay in the grave until the rapture or second coming of Jesus Christ. But Jesus Christ resurrected with his once mortal body glorified then ascended to heaven 40 days later as witnessed by the gospel of John and others. Praise God in the highest. Amen!
  • Cheryl
    Mike, Jesus was resurrected with an immortal fleshly body, which he proved to the disciples by eating a piece of broiled fish. Thomas put his finger into Jesus' wounds and recognised that this was in fact, Jesus. The spiritual person of the Godhead is the Holy Spirit; the Comforter whom Jesus sent to teach, lead and guide us, his future disciples. Blessed Holy Trinity.
  • Mike
    Verse 34 shows that Jesus was resurrected with a spirit body that was imperishable.

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